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The Guilty (2018)

Den skyldige (original title)
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A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.

Director:

Gustav Möller

Writers:

Gustav Möller (screenplay), Emil Nygaard Albertsen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Cedergren ... Asger Holm
Jessica Dinnage Jessica Dinnage ... Iben (voice)
Omar Shargawi Omar Shargawi ... Rashid (voice)
Johan Olsen Johan Olsen ... Michael (voice)
Jacob Lohmann ... Bo (voice) (as Jacob Hauberg Lohmann)
Katinka Evers-Jahnsen Katinka Evers-Jahnsen ... Mathilde (voice)
Jeanette Lindbæk Jeanette Lindbæk ... Vagtleder Nordsjælland (voice)
Simon Bennebjerg Simon Bennebjerg ... Junkie (voice)
Laura Bro ... Journalist (voice)
Morten Suurballe ... Mand på Skælbækgade (voice)
Guuled Abdi Youssef Guuled Abdi Youssef ... Mand ved natklub (voice)
Caroline Løppke Caroline Løppke ... Fuld kvinde (voice)
Peter Christoffersen Peter Christoffersen ... Politiassistent i hus (voice)
Nicolai Wendelboe Nicolai Wendelboe ... Politiassistent i bil (voice)
Morten Thunbo ... Alarmoperatør #1
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Storyline

Alarm dispatcher Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.

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Le polar danois qui emballe la presse et le public. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guilty See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,050, 21 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$207,140, 13 December 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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The director, producer, cinematographer and the editor all knew each other and graduated from the National Film School of Denmark. See more »

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Composed by Lasse Martinussen
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How come Danish films are often just so good?
28 November 2018 | by asifahsankhanSee all my reviews

In the vein of Locke, this super low-budget but effective thriller had me on the edge of my seat. It had the appropriate twists and turns to keep the audience guessing. It played with my emotions and had me in tears. How come Danish films are often just so good?

Unfolding in real time, this immediately involving story bends and turns in surprising, sometimes horrifying ways. Enriched by Oskar Skriver's marvelous sound editing, which takes us from a speeding van to a bloodcurdling crime scene with equal authenticity, the movie smoothly blends police procedural with character study. What's happening on the end of Asger's phone line is gripping enough, but what's happening inside his head - illuminated by Jasper Spanning's almost abusive close-ups - is every bit as fascinating.


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